G is a middle of the road letter, as common as gentle and obscure as gustatory. Getting to grips with adjectives that start with G should give you a wide sample right through the middle of the language, scooping up everyday and enigmatic words alike.
Adjectives That Start with G
50 Adjectives That Start With G
Here follow 50 adjectives starting with the letter G, chosen to be commonly used and relevant to everyday conversation and writing. We've provided a definition straight from our dictionary and a list of synonyms courtesy of our thesaurus. If you need more, just check those out.
characterized by bravery and chivalry
audacious, courageous, valiant, valorous
shocked into action
excited, inspired, piqued, provoked
cracked, opened wide, parted, yawned
of or relating to gas
airy, smoggy, smoky, vaporous
something awkward or unwelcome
clumsy, impolite, tactless, undiplomatic
something happy, or something relating to homosexuality
cheerful, festive, homosexual, same-sex
having a jelly-like consistency
coagulated, jellied, thick, viscous
affecting most people, places, or things
common, customary, frequent, widespread
unbranded; by extension, unremarkable
general, nonexclusive, nonproprietary, universal
inclined to give more than what is expected
giving, lavish, liberal, openhanded
relating to genes or hereditary traits
generative, hereditary, patrimonial, transmitted
mild in temperament
careful, kind, mild, tenderhearted
something that is authentic or real
actual, bona fide, legitimate, veritable
having to do with the topography or mapping of a specific region
earthly, geological, topographical
having to do with the country, culture or language of Germany
Deutsch, germanophile, germanophone
extensive in size, large
brobdingnagian, cyclopean, elephantine, prodigious
able, endowed, skilled, talented
resembling a giant, very large
colossal, enormous, huge, vast
someone cheerful, happy or positive
cheerful, cheery, festive, happy, joyous
physically beautiful or overtly alluring
attractive, fetching, pretty, winsome
unpleasantly or startlingly bright
dazzling, garish, gaudy, lurid
worldwide in extent
cosmopolitan, ecumenical, planetary, universal
something adored, idolized or worthy of praise
brilliant, gorgeous, magnificent, splendid
something with a solid shine
glazed, lustrous, shining, sleek
made of gold; by extension, valuable or advantageous
auspicious, effulgent, rich, shining
having a positive quality or result
admirable, altruistic, excellent, virtuous
something or someone physically appealing or attractive
beautiful, comely, fair, good-looking
characterized by blood and violence
graphic, grotesque, gruesome, guignol
characterized by ease and beauty of movement
delicate, dextrous, lithe, smooth
being kind, thoughtful and aware of others
affable, benign, genial, urbane
happening slowly and evenly
easy, gentle, moderate
large in extent or significance
bombastic, exalted, expansive, superb
evocative, inspiring, striking, vivid
covered in grass
herbaceous, verdant, green
something appreciative of an action
beholden, indebted, obliged, thankful
more than required
excessive, over the top, unneeded, unnecessary
the pigment obtained by mixing black and white; by extension, old
ashen, ashy, drab, sere
slick, as if covered with grease or oil
adipose, oily, slippery, unctuous
of high quality or extent
distinguished, enormous, illustrious, superior
wanting to an unreasonable degree
acquisitive, covetous, piggish, rapacious
of or relating to the country, language or culture of Greece
helladic, hellenic, hellenistic, hellenophile
pigment created by blending blue and yellow, the common color of plants; by extension, inexperienced or new
emerald, fresh, unripe, verdant
sociable, happy in groups
communicable, communicative, extroverted, outgoing
hopeless, horrible in manner or appearance
bleak, brutal, dire, dismal
of great bravery or toughness
determined, resolute, spirited, tough
crude or vulgar
barbarous, crass, indecent, scurrilous, vulgar
new and exciting
revolutionary, stunning, unparalleled, unprecedented
horrible, particularly due to the presence of blood or violence
appalling, grisly, morbid, repulsive
deserving of blame
ashamed, blameworthy, blamable, sinful
having to do with tasting or the sense of taste
culinary, delicious, gourmet, sensual
What Is an Adjective?
Along with adverbs, adjectives are one of two kinds of modifiers in English. The difference is simple: adverbs modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Adjectives only modify nouns. Before you use an adjective, make sure the word you're modifying is a noun. That is, be certain it's a person, place, thing or idea.
Types of Adjectives
While all adjectives modify nouns, there are also three subcategories of adjectives. Each category is defined by the effect it has on its noun.
- Demonstrative adjectives are some of the most widely used words in the English language. When applied to a noun, they answer the question "which one?" When you specify "these books" or "that puppy," you are using a demonstrative adjective.
- Descriptive adjectives represent the majority of adjectives. They're probably what you think of when you see the word "adjective": a word that specifies a particular quality about a noun. Whether it's a "giant building" or a "groundbreaking movie," descriptive adjectives add qualities to their subjects.
- Quantitative adjectives are another group that is few in number but very important to the language. They answer the question "how many?" In phrases like "several teachers" or "many flowers," quantitative adjectives indicate what proportion, or quantity, of the noun the adjective describes.
If you're unclear on some of the concepts above, don't fret. Review these examples of adjectives for further clarification.
10 Sentences With Adjectives Starting With G
To help you get to grips with our G adjectives, we've put together 10 sentences to show you the words in action. For more help with sentence structure, check out our sentence variety examples, plus articles on compound and declarative sentences,
- Taking a final graceful plie, Debbie completed her dance workout.
- She was glad to find a new hobby to try out during the dull days of winter.
- Debbie loved the gorgeous moves she was learning in class.
- She strolled out of the dance studio into a glorious sunset.
- Debbie headed home, happy with her gradual but steady progress.
- She didn't expect to be a groundbreaking dancer, but many of the moves came naturally.
- Chatting with her classmates also satisfied her gregarious side.
- She opened her door with a genuine smile, happy to see to her special someone waiting for her.
- Her partner always made dinner a gustatory delight.
- Satisfied with a delicious dinner, the two retired, looking forward to another grand day.
Nothing But a G Thing
G will see you through words short and long, simple and complex alike. It occurs in words derived from Latin and Greek, French and German, and most of the other major contributors to English vocabulary.
If you're looking for more letters to learn from, take a look at our Adjectives That Start With H! Hilarity and horror are honor-bound to ensue.